Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian Talk BRAVE, Technical Challenges, How the Film Changed Over the Long Development Process and More

     June 19, 2012

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With Pixar’s Brave opening this weekend, Disney recently held a press junket in Scotland where I got to interview some of the cast and filmmakers.  The film centers on Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), a young girl who accidentally sets loose an evil curse when she wishes for the freedom to escape her restrictive life.  But the big news about Brave is that it’s Pixar’s first film with a female protagonist and their first fairy tale.  I would imagine it won’t be their last.  Brave also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters.  For more on Brave, here’s all our previous coverage and four clips.

During my interview with director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian we talked about the technical challenges of making Brave and future Pixar movies, how the film changed over the long development process, and what previous Pixar movie they would both like to see a sequel to (The Incredibles).  Hit the jump to watch.

Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian

  • Did they object to the junket being in Scotland
  • How does the finished film compare to what they thought they were making back in 2006. When Sarafian was answering something fell in another room and her answer was cut short. After a short break I asked a different question
  • Which previous Pixar movie would they like to get a sequel.  They both want to see a sequel to The Incredibles
  • What was the big technical hurdle they needed to overcome on Brave and what’s the next big hurdle that Pixar will need to overcome





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